M29.1 PHRIXOS & THE GOLDEN-FLEECED RAM
Museum Collection: Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Harvard 1960.367
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Lucanian Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Choephoroi Painter
Date: ca 350 - 340 BC
Period: Late Classical
Side A1: The children Phrixos and Helle are depicted being rescued by the golden-fleeced Ram as they are about to be sacrificed to the gods by their father Athamas. (Alternatively the scene may depict Phrixos at Kolkhis sacrificing the same ram. The girl is then Khalkiope, and the man, her father, King Aeetes).
Side A2: The death of Aktaion is depicted below in the main panel of the vase (see other image).
Side B: Orestes pursued by the Erinyes (see other image).
NOTEThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.
OTHER IMAGES OF VASE